Monday, August 25, 2008

Publishing Panel informations

This is the handout from the Small Press Comics/Zine Publishing panel workshop that I ran with Greg Means, and Aron Nels Steinke at the Portland Zine Symposium.

How and why run small press / comic book publishing businesses, including the basics of printing, publishing, and distribution. Dylan: Sparkplug Comic Books, Greg: Tugboat Press, and Aron: self-publisher.

Publishing resources:
Jordan Crane on Reproduction:
The Independent Publishing Resource Center:
917 SW Oak St. #218 Portland, OR 503-827-0249
A Book Inside:
How to Green Your Book:

Pinball Publishing:
Brown Printing:
Stumptown Printers:
Eberhart Press:
Westcan Printers:

Tony Shenton:
Last Gasp:
Parcell Press:
AK Press:
Optical Sloth:
Bodega Distribution:
Global Hobo:
Diamond Comics:

General and Business Information:
Xeric Foundation:
Publishing your own comic:
Small Publishers of North America:
Small Business Association:
The Comics Reporter:
Book of Zines:
Self-Employment for Bohemians:
Stay Free Magazine articles:
Open Source Office Software:
Open Source Destop Publishing:
Websites we use: paypal, etsy, ebay, amazon, blogger
Programs we use: Indesign, Photoshop, Quark, Acrobat, Dreamweaver

Stolen Sharpie Revolution by Alex Wrekk
Getting It Right in Print by Mark Gatter
The Little Know-It-All, Common Sense for Designers by Die Gestalten Verlag
Design Basics Index and Layout Basics Index (2 separate books) by Jim Krause
The Self Publishing Manual by Dan Poynter (now in 16th edition)

There are Yahoo groups for zines, comics and small/self publishers that have lots of useful info.

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